CALGARY, AB (Aug. 8, 2017) — This fall, Eat North will present its inaugural Prairie Grid Dinner Series — an innovative experience that will see a roster of acclaimed chefs take their talents to four cities across three provinces in a week to host five-course dinner events showcasing locally harvested ingredients and regional cuisine at its finest.
The Prairie Grid Dinner Series kicks off in Calgary on Friday, Sept. 29, and continues with stops in Edmonton on Sunday, Oct. 1 at the Old Timers Cabin on the cusp of the river valley, Saskatoon on Tuesday, Oct. 3 and Winnipeg on Thursday, Oct. 5. A limited number of 100 tickets to each of the dinners are available for $140 each, or $170 including a limited-edition custom Camp Brand Goods T-shirt.
Participating chefs include Lindsay Porter (Woodwork, Edmonton); Jamie Harling(Deane House, Calgary); Christie Peters (The Hollows and Primal, Saskatoon); Adam Donnelly (Segovia and Clementine, Winnipeg); and Pamela Kirkpatrick(Forth, Winnipeg). Each dinner event will consist of five courses developed collaboratively by the team of chefs, with each course inspired by the spectacular shapes, colours and textures of the farming grid system that stretches from the foot of the Rocky Mountains to the Eastern edge of Manitoba.
“I have never had the opportunity to do a locally sourced dinner based on the farming grid. I think that this will really push us as chefs to visualize and create something unique for the diners that is fresh and exciting,” says Porter. “I cannot wait to explore the prairies with other chefs and have the chance to create dishes with them in a unique way.“
Edmonton’s premier distillery, Strathcona Spirits will be highlighted with a custom Porter’s Tonic in the dinner series’ signature cocktail, ceramics by Winnipeg’s mud + stone will take centre stage in front of diners and invoke the warm colours of the autumn harvest and chefs and servers will don aprons created by Saskatchewan fashion designer Laurie Brown. As well, local musicians will entertain guests during the cocktail hour while interesting canapes are served throughout the space.
“This dinner series is very close to my heart. It is a reflection of all of the wonderful things prairies can offer,” says Eat North co-founder and event organizer Dan Clapson. “Outside of the talented chefs and myriad ingredients found here like lentils, beef and canola, we have incorporated other notable aspects into this one-of-a-kind experience that are rooted in the region including fashion designers, potters, knife makers, visual artists, musicians and more.”
TICKETS & DATES
Tickets to the Prairie Grid Dinner Series taking place in Calgary on Sept. 29, Edmonton on Oct. 1, Saskatoon on Oct. 3 and Winnipeg on Oct. 1 are available here.
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